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Railroad Commission Hopeful Goes With the Flow in New Ad

"Isn't it about time we elected political leaders that have enough sense not to pee on an electric fence?" asks Roland Sledge, a Houston lawyer vying for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, in a funny new online ad.

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"Isn't it about time we elected political leaders that have enough sense not to pee on an electric fence?" asks Roland Sledge, a Houston lawyer vying for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, in a funny new online ad that has been picked up by websites like The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed.

As a play on cowboy-comedian Will Rogers' famous statement that a man only learns in two ways — by reading or observation of smarter men — Sledge adds a third option: "The rest have to pee on an electric fence." He says most politicians run for office for political gain, and as a result, "they clearly don't have the experience to run our country."

Sledge believes his 35 years in the oil and gas industry give him enough experience not to be so foolish. 

Check out Kate Galbraith's story on the Railroad Commission race for more information on Sledge and his opponents.

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